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9
Sep
2019

TALUSTUSAN, Philippines (AP) — The American priest’s voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the call, was a young man battered by ...

27
Aug
2019

(WLUK) — A former Franciscan brother and Fox Valley Catholic school teacher is under criminal investigation for multiple acts of felony child sexual assault in three states, including Wisconsin. According to SNAP (Survivors Network of ...

14
Aug
2019

UPDATE:  NEW YORK (Reuters) – Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions, including the Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits ...

14
Aug
2019

A Catholic mission on Staten Island was a hellish house of horrors where priests, nuns and staff abused destitute children for decades, a new lawsuit filed Wednesday charges. Seven adult men and women charged in a 127-page lawsuit that they ...

13
Aug
2019

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SAN DIEGO — Bishop Robert McElroy gathered all 2,500 employees of the San Diego Catholic Diocese Tuesday to announce an expansion of the fight against sexual abuse of children wherever it occurs. “Confront and stop’ child ...

13
Aug
2019

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The former director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Buffalo is among a group of clergy named publicly for the first time in lawsuits filed on behalf of sexual abuse victims. The law firms of Jeff Anderson and ...

12
Aug
2019

WASHINGTON — A year-long investigation by the Hearst Television National Investigative Unit has uncovered new allegations of child sexual abuse and decades-long cover-ups inside the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization in the United ...

9
Aug
2019

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HAGATNA, Guam — Isolated on an emerald green hunk of volcanic rock closer to Tokyo than Honolulu, people on the U.S. territory of Guam like to joke that whatever happens on the mainland takes a long time to reach them. While the U.S. Catholic ...

4
Aug
2019

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MENDOZA, Argentina — Ezequiel Villalonga signs frantically with his hands to express the power he feels after years of suffering now that the priests whom he and other former students at an Argentine institute for the deaf accuse of abuse are ...

1
Aug
2019

Thousands of child sexual abuse lawsuits are expected to flow into New York State courts in the coming weeks exposing decades-old misconduct at schools, hospitals, churches and youth clubs, according to lawyers for victims. On Aug. 14, the Child ...

5
Jul
2019

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) – He is the leader of La Luz Del Mundo church but now, Joaquin Garcia is behind bars accused of human trafficking and much more. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Tuesday that mega-church ...

4
Jul
2019

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TORONTO – A 32-year-old man sexually assaulted at least three children at two Toronto churches and filmed the incidents last year, police alleged Thursday as they asked for the public’s help in identifying more potential victims. ...

19
Jun
2019

(RNS) — Day and overnight camps are a staple of summer, a welcome relief for working parents. But they can also present opportunities for sexual predators. Last week, Noah Paradis, 19, a staffer at a LifeWay camp in Arizona, was arrested on ...

12
Jun
2019

The Southern Baptist Convention has voted to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle claims of sexual abuse. Delegates representing some 47,000 Southern Baptist churches gathered at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in ...

11
Jun
2019

 (CNN)When leaders of the country’s two largest religious groups — the Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention — hold meetings this week, the separate conferences will have a common agenda: clergy sexual abuse. The ...

7
Jun
2019

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There are at least 43 priests within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno who have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct, according to a report released this week by a national law firm. » Please click here to read the full article….

7
Jun
2019

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — A placard bearing Naasón Joaquín García’s name outside La Luz del Mundo church in Palm Springs greets congregants who stream in and out of the church for morning prayer and evening services each day. García, ...

31
May
2019

George Thomas Wade Jr. had been spreading the gospel as a missionary on African training farms and in bush villages for six years when his Southern Baptist supervisors learned a horrifying secret: The supposedly devout man of God was molesting ...

31
May
2019

(RNS) — Breaking with a long tradition of clerical privilege, California is edging toward requiring priests and other church employees to inform authorities if they learn of a case of child sex abuse during the sacrament of confession. On ...

30
May
2019

Over five decades, children were subjected to physical beatings and punishments on an almost daily basis. In homes in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Ayrshire and Midlothian, they were humiliated, insulted and denigrated by adults charged with their care. ...